The biggest news of the day came when the Bengals announced backup RB Bernard Scott is now on season-ending injured reserve list, meaning that not only is his 2012 season over, but entering an offseason in which he’ll be a free agent who has missed more games due to injury(6) than he’s reached the endzone(4), don’t expect to see him back in Bengals stripes, and don’t expect the Bengals to bring in another back to replace him:
As far as roster Lewis says good enough with 3 backs with Scott on IR
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 8, 2012
If that is the route Marvin chooses to go, it certainly won’t be the only bad decision he makes this week. Jay Gruden shared his sentiments, saying today that practice-squad RB Daniel Herron won’t be ready until later in the season. Gruden also said he’s confident in giving Brian Leonard or Cedric Peerman more carries.
As for the rest of the roster going forward, first-round CB Dre Kirkpatrick is still practicing without any setbacks and is on pace to return sometime between the teams’ Week 8 Bye-Week and the November 4th showdown against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Once he returns, don’t be surprised if reserve CB Jason Allen is cut. Allen has missed all but one game after missing much of the preseason and training camp with various ailments, so he’ll be one of the more expendable players on the roster once Kirkpatrick is active and healthy.